Instead of reading Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, I have done the following in the last hour:

-read several blogs
-learned a new plotting method.
-Called my sister
-Called my sister-in-law
-Instant Messaged another sister-in-law
-Put the kids to bed

What can I say? Lord Jim is a terrible read. The author should have been slapped. The narration is enough to make me crazy. I don't want to read it. If I didn't have to, I promise I wouldn't.